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The Y Southland

The Y is always happy to hear from people who want to work for a community-focused organisation.

We have roles across youth services, youth development, in our gym team, in our after school care and holiday programmes, education, administration, management and more!

We’d love to hear from you, but as at July/August 2023 we are specifically interested in hearing from people who want to work in our after school care programmes, holiday programmes, in the gym or in group fitness instruction.

See below for details on specific roles, and please email a CV and a short note about yourself to Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

All permanent employees at the Y are entitled to a free gym membership at the Y and a paid day off on your birthday.

Youth Development Coordinator

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey where you’ll shape the lives of young people and contribute to building a stronger, more vibrant community?

The Y Southland is on the hunt for a dynamic and passionate Youth Development Coordinator to join our team.

This is a role with plenty of scope to make it your own.

You’ll lead the charge in driving youth development and leadership opportunities at the Y Southland. This includes creating and implementing innovative programmes, managing the Y-Squads initiative, and ensuring our youth development efforts align with the needs of young people in Murihiku. Your role will make a significant impact by empowering youth and helping them take charge of their future.

We’re looking for someone who has experience leading activities for young people, the confidence and capability to deliver engaging programmes and initiatives, strong organisational abilities, and excellent communication skills.

This role has it all – delivery, organisation, coordination, programme development and implementation, evaluation, reporting, networking and so much more. There is scope to bring your interests and strengths to the role in terms of programme design and to really make your mark on the youth development function at the Y Southland.

Ideally this will be a full-time, permanent position, however we are open to discussing options in terms of days and hours.

Working at the Y means you’ll get a paid day off on your birthday, a free Y Southland gym membership, and the opportunity to make a real and meaningful difference in the lives of hundreds of young people in Murihiku.

Application details

Click here for the position description

Please submit your CV and a one pager outlining why you are the best fit for the role and emphasising your key skills, experiences and achievements to Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

Applications close 5pm Monday 18th September, however we will review applications as they are received.

For a confidential chat about the role you are welcome to call Y Southland Youth Services Manager Shelley Goodall on 022 101 2189.

Apply today and help us empower Southland’s youth!